Exciting times ahead with the formation of the South African Animal Physical Rehab Association with the inaugural meeting dated 27 Feb 2015 for professionals with a keen interest and expertise in the physical rehabilitation of animals. The South African Veterinary Council is in the process of promulgating a para-veterinary profession to regulate and standardise this field and thereby creating credibility within the industry and providing regulation to an ever growing dynamic profession.
SAAPRA will be the association for members in this field to stay updated with the process and development of the profession and to in future offer CPD accredited activities. Here like minded animal therapists in the physical rehabilitation of mainly companion animals recognise the important role in recovery, prevention from injuries, surgeries and other pathologies and optimising performance in athletes.
Draft document for your perusal:
SAAPRA Scope of practice and Day-one skills – describe the necessary skills required by this professional. This document has already been approved in principle by the SAVC, but still requires final acceptance. SAAPRA will keep its members informed on this process.
Please feel free to contact our chairperson for any information required of the promulgation process or our secretary for membership information.